What does the word cogent mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Cogently.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Compelling belief; forcible; convincing.

Usage examples for cogent

  1. When I think of the Affair in Hand, I am in great Distress of Mind, and endeavour to bear up under it as well as I can: but should be glad if you was near me, to help to support my fleeting Spirits: But why should I say so, or desire any such Thing, when I consider your cogent Reasons for being at a Distance: as it might, as soon as the Affair is compleated, be the Occasion of a bad Consequence to us both. – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  2. Uncle Henry produced a number of cogent reasons that would make his nephew's ambition unattainable. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  3. Here, then, is the more cogent reason. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever